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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by brandonwhite, Jan 2, 2002.
Does anyone know how much a Mesa Boogie Powerhouse 1000 would cost and if it is worth it?
I'm not for sure but I think it's around 1200. I's good but to much money. Look at higher class stuff. I got my Epifani 2x12 for 800 and it beats the mesa in every aspect!
Every aspect except gut-rattling volume!
amen to that, mesa/boogie cabs rule. I think they're the best in the world.
Have any of you tried the Epifani?
Brandon, you can catch those Powerhouses used sometimes. A guy had one on music.recycler.com a month or so ago in Santa Barbara, CA for $800. It's an awesome sounding cab, especially for serious rock but man, that sucker is big and heavy. I hope you got a big truck, bro! Is it worth it? Hell, yeah if you really need that much cab and you got the amp beef to drive it.
I couldn't agree more!!!
Its a two man operation to lift my road ready 4x10. The thing's only like 2 feet tall, but damn its heavy! Me and my dad practically killed ourselves moving it around.
Weight is the only real problem with Mesa/Boogie cabs. But I think its that heavy weight that makes them sound so solid and good.
Actually it's the same thing that makes any cabinet sound good: good speaker components and good design.
The non-Road Ready models sound exactly the same and weigh a lot less.
You should go hear the Epifani 2-12, you might change your mind. Those cabs can get ridiculously loud.
I've always liked Mesa cabs, BTW I think they sound good and are a good value.
I don't doubt that the epi 2-12 is a good sounding cabinet, and I don't doubt that it's loud. But if you're telling me that it's as loud as the mesa 1000 that has four tens and a 15, well... I don't buy it!
Your first sentence is 2/3 correct. You forget to add good cab materials. That's also why your second statement is, at least according to my experience, incorrect. I've A/B'd a number of Boogie RR's and Diesels, for instance, and they never sound anything like "exactly the same." The Road Ready's use heavier wood for construction, as well as somewhat different cab design. Of course, the older RR's had different drivers, too. My Road Ready 2x15 and 4x10 cabs, for instance, have EV and Eden drivers, respectively. Mesa has only recently begun to standardize drivers in their current line. Your comment may be correct as regards the current line; I haven't had the opportunity to do blind back-to-back listening tests. But then, neither have you, have you?